Champion Charities takes on HAMILTON
On Sunday, March 12, Champion Charities celebrated A Night at the Theatre with an exclusive performance of HAMILTON: An American Musical. Hosted by Megan & Harris Barton and Karen & Ronnie Lott—with title sponsors Linnea & George Roberts, Denise Foderaro & Frank Quattrone, and Merrill Lynch—the organization hosted a VIP Reception prior to the performance at San Francisco City Hall with thematic activities, pre-show entertainment, and delectable bites and libations for their guests. From the reception, guests headed to the SHN Orpheum Theatre to watch HAMILTON. VIP’s included some of the Bay Area’s finest including, Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, SF 49ers legends Joe Montana, Steve Young and Roger Craig, and Oakland’s own MC Hammer. With a total of 1,400 guests at the reception and 2,100 at the show, Champion Charities raised more than $2.5 million—and counting!
Created by former NFL greats Harris Barton and Ronnie Lott, Champion Charities’ mission is to help children and families in need. Originally launched to tackle brain diseases and traumatic brain injuries, Champion is proud to have made a significant impact in brain tumor research. Since the inaugural 2004 event, Champion Charities has raised over $15M and fought to change the landscape for those fighting hard for remission and recovery. Champion Charities has been a long time supporter of San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF) and are proud to have contributed to the opening of the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay in 2015. Last night’s key beneficiaries were UCSF, the BASIC Fund, and Teach for America (TFA). The entire Balcony section was filled with TFA teachers and students—offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for them to see HAMILTON, a dream come true for so many. All involved in this incredible event had an experience to remember.